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assingh

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Hello Friends,

I was looking at old thread at http://forums.chandrakantha.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3474 and thought of starting this thread here.

What's your favourite Tabla size for practice purposes?

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TablaBeatz

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I practice on two different tablas -
One is my sweet sounding 5.25inch dayan
and the other is a huge 7inch dayan that I luckily came accross in a shop.

(My measurements are from edge to edge, just before the rim falls towards the gajara - not entirely sure if I'm measuring accurately - the my sizes presented are conservative)

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It depends. This days I like to practice on my 5.75 Dayan (B), I am obsessed with its sound. But last month I played quite a lot on the 5.25 one (E) and in November I played almost everyday the 6" Dayan (G).
I barely practice on the 7 and 5.5 because I use them for live performances and rehearsals so I know them very well. I read that is good to practice on the 7" Dayan every day and I tried it, but the tuning is very inconsistent and most compositions just sound weird on it. But is perfect for other compositions.
On some occasions I have practiced Phakawaj-like stuff on the 7" for half an hour, then switched to the 5.5" for relas and kaida-relas.
I agree that one should practice regularly on every size.
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Originally Posted by "Acelga"
It depends. This days I like to practice on my 5.75 Dayan (B), I am obsessed with its sound. But last month I played quite a lot on the 5.25 one (E) and in November I played almost everyday the 6" Dayan (G).
I barely practice on the 7 and 5.5 because I use them for live performances and rehearsals so I know them very well. I read that is good to practice on the 7" Dayan every day and I tried it, but the tuning is very inconsistent and most compositions just sound weird on it. But is perfect for other compositions.
On some occasions I have practiced Phakawaj-like stuff on the 7" for half an hour, then switched to the 5.5" for relas and kaida-relas.
I agree that one should practice regularly on every size.
You're right - certain compositions just don't sound right on certain dayans -

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